The WWE stock had a great day closing at $12.95. It was up $1.11 and 9.37%, closing at its 52 week high on a day when the market was down. It went as high as $13.14 during the day. Obviously, Wall Street reacted well to the company's earnings, and more importantly believes it will get a significant raise in revenue when it gets its next TV deals.
WWE doesn't have any house shows this weekend. They shoot Raw on Monday in Greenville, SC and Smackdown on Tuesday in Charlotte, NC. One group takes off for a tour of Europe after Raw while the other has a house show on Wednesday in Columbia, SC and then takes off to Europe for a tour of its own. Next week's TV emanates from England.
Steve Austin has Bruce Prichard on the latest two edition of his podcast. You can listen to them by clicking here.
Jim Ross posted his take on Vince McMahon's use of the word "attraction" when talking about PPVs on today's conference call. It's well worth reading. It sure seems like JR is a lot freer to talk about the warts in WWE now that he has "retired" from the company. You can read the blog by clicking here.
Steven Fernandes reporting. ... WWE.com has a video of Mark Henry talking about why he shaved his hair off, mentioning that he needed a change after 10 years, as well people were looking at him and expecting something out of him, but he was "hiding" behind his hair and acting differently. He also said heath-wise, he feels great and we will see him on WWE TV again "when the time is right." You can watch it clicking here. Also on his twitter, he mentioned he was in LA working on a movie, probably with WWE Studios as they posted a picture on their twitter of him at WWE Studios with The Soska Twins.